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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — fic (1), vid (3), meta (2)





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[FIC] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] i was found and now i don't roam these streets by [archiveofourown.org profile] hipsterchrist (15,620 words) (Steve/Bucky, Avengers)
This is a story about being part of a team and selflessness disguised as a story about cute stuffed bears. For the record, I finished this story wanting every single Avengers bear mentioned, including Rhodey Bear and War Machine. Why don't these exist? THIS IS A HORRIBLE OVERSIGHT. Never before have I regretted more forgetting all the sewing lessons of my childhood.

This is pairing fic insofar as the relationship is a established, but mostly it's a character piece as Bucky bonds with various team members and they bond with him, and Bucky and Steve learn where each other's rough edges are. There's a surprise to this story, which I think is handed over pretty early, but maybe not! I tend to assume anything plot wise I figure out is too easy, but maybe I sell myself short too often. This piece makes it really rewarding to go back and reread once you've finished to see how everything fits together. Really heartwarming and cute. ♥

[VID] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] lies in dust by [tumblr.com profile] thepteryx (1:34) (Steve & Bucky)
I really like the hard beats in the beginning matched with elements of violence from both Steve and Bucky. Really well done!

[META] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] Pain, Personhood, and Parity: The Depiction of Bucky Barnes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Sara Reads (3,022 words)
Everything about this is brilliant, especially how the author folds in the Winter Soldier's musical theme. Definitely read this if you're into having extreme emotions about Bucky Barnes.

[VID] [The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier] Holding out for a(nother) hero by [personal profile] china_shop (1:38) (Sam Wilson)
If, like me, you walked out of Captain America going: WOW SAM WILSON IS THE COOLEST, this vid is 100% your stop. Press play immediately! I love so many of the points this vid makes and the beats it hits: the beats at 0:33, 0:50, and 1:23 are all especially awesome. I realize how greedy this makes me but I could use another four or five Sam vids in my life just like this one, which underline the type of awesome person Sam Wilson is, which clearly means Marvel needs to cast Anthony Mackie in cameos for upcoming movies so vidders have more footage to work with.

[VID] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] Radioactive in the Dark by Cantrous (2:07) (Ensemble)
NOT!SECRET: I love Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. I never get tired of it. I was SO EXCITED TO FIND THIS VID, let me tell you, because I also tend to think it's a hard song to vid well, because it's easy to get heavy-handed with it. This vid makes me so happy, though, from the beginning's echo of Steve's uncertainty to the end where he decides to BURN EVERYTHING TO GROUND because he's found the right path. I also like how the vid invokes darkness using the lyrics, like at 0:44, 1:19, and 1:25. PERFECTION.

[META] [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] I'm the tyranny of evil men by [personal profile] thingswithwings (4,769 words)
I'm finally digging into all the meta I saved in the weeks post movie and reading through it. There's a lot and so much of it is excellent, and this so far has been one of my favorite pieces, which probably everyone has read already because I am ALWAYS BEHIND. I could legit quote the entire thing because there's so much superb commentary here, so we'll skip that and I'll just slap a huge READ IT!! sticker on it. Also check out the comments, too, which are equally rewarding (when you can READ THE COMMENTS, it's an amazing day on the Internet! :P).

Date: 2014-05-27 07:44 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Captain America 2: Close-crop of the Winter Soldier choking Steve. (Avengers I knew him)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
Gods I've missed so much being internetless. And with the abrupt manfeels no less! Confusing times.

Date: 2014-05-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
"abrupt manfeels" describes my entire life as of April 4, 2014.

Luckily, we can be behind together because fandom moves too fast whether you have internet or not. I need more hours to watch awesome vids. :(

Date: 2014-05-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Batman returns: Catwoman seen through a glass window. (Avengers end of the line)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
oooh btw have you seen [personal profile] genusshrike's Always btw? UNABASHEDLY LOVING THE SHIT OUT OF IT. And [personal profile] talitha78's Bad Girl? I managed to snag it right before leaving home, and ahahaha so wonderfully suggestive. You've really gotta see the last thirty seconds, you gotta.

Date: 2014-05-27 08:02 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I recced Always two weeks ago and then spent about three days spamming people with it, but now I'm going to go watch it again and sink into the beautiful drama and maybe tweet it out to everyone again because it's wonderful. yesssss

I haven't seen Bad Girl yet! I WILL GO WATCH IT NOW. :D

Date: 2014-05-27 08:05 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Avengers: Thor is laying flat on the ground. (Avengers and I can't get up)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
I think people have been avoiding Always due to the song choice or something? Because almost no comments :( And yet, IT WORKS. (I don't even know what's happened to my brain.)

OH MY GOD I JUST WATCHED IT AGAIN AND YOU SHOULD COME SCREAM AT ME AFTER :D

Date: 2014-05-27 08:13 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I AM A BAD PERSON AND HAVEN'T COMMENTED. :( :( I will fix that soon!

re: BAD GIRLS I AM DYING YOU WERE NOT WRONG ABOUT THE LAST THIRTY SECONDS AT ALL. Um. *puts on loop*

Date: 2014-05-27 08:15 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Avengers: Natasha rides her enemies like ponies and then stabs them to death *_* (Avengers ponyyyyyyy)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
Those last thirty seconds are like knifepunchsex. I LOVE IT SO. But also swaggering and BAD GIRL.

Date: 2014-05-27 08:33 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I am emotionally compromised by 2:59 to 3:01. SEVERELY EMOTIONALLY COMPROMISED.

Date: 2014-05-27 08:50 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Arrested development: Lucille is holding a drink and winking. (AD wink wink nudge nudge)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
Yepp there's just something about the constant thrusting, facial expressions, phallic shapes, and crotch shots. IT GETS THE JOB DUN.

Date: 2014-06-02 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Holding out for a(nother) hero is great! What a cool mix of that song as well.

Date: 2014-06-03 11:29 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Yes! I really like that version of it. :D

Date: 2014-06-04 06:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tieleen
These recs are awesome. Thank you!

Date: 2014-06-07 12:27 am (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
You're welcome! Hope you found something you liked. :D

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